56-45 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
Administrative Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Medical services are available at New York Hospital Queens 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Phone: (800) 282-6684
Fax: (718) 461-2943
The Department of Medicine is the largest clinical department in the medical center and a leader in providing high quality patient care, medical education, and research. The department is comprised of more than 600 academic faculty and voluntary attending physicians. In 2008, the Department’s clinical staff cared for more than 19,000 hospital inpatients and experienced over 15,000 ambulatory care visits.
The Department of Medicine includes medical subspecialties, each with its own director:
The Department enjoys its own free-standing residency. Under the
supervision of program director, Steven F. Reichert, M.D., F.A.C.P., the
program trains young physicians in internal medicine and in subspecialty
fellowships in gastroenterology, infectious diseases, nephrology and
pulmonary disease. In addition, it trains Cornell University medical
students during their third and fourth year rotations in internal
medicine and ambulatory care, the latter under the supervision of
Natalie Schwartz, M.D.
Hear from the Director
A state-of-the-art cardiac catheterization suite, under the direction of Chong Park, M.D., equips interventional cardiologists to perform the most advanced cardiac procedures in the world, such as coronary artery stenting and laser procedures.
An excellent gastroenterology division, under the direction of Moshe Rubin, M.D., performs complex digestive disease diagnosis and treatment in an diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy suite. The service is complemented by The Center for Digestion and Swallowing Disorders, directed by nationally recognized speech and swallowing experts, Marta Kazandjian, M.A., and Karen Dikeman, M.A..
Stephen Karbowitz, M.D. directs the pulmonary division, combining outpatient diagnostic services with inpatient management of acute and chronic lung disease patients. The division includes a 16 bed ventilator unit under the supervision of Robert Fleming, M.D., renowned for its successful weaning of patients from respirators.
Chemotherapy patients can receive comfortable and sensitive outpatient care in an ambulatory chemotherapy and infusion unit which is under the direction of Barry Kaplan, M.D.
The Neurology Division, under the direction of Edward Chai, M.D., coordinates care of major neurologic diseases. The hospital is a New York State Department of Health designated Stroke Center with a dedicated stroke team. Ambulatory and inpatient services are also provided for developmental disabilities, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy and sleep disorders.
The HIV/AIDS Specialty Care Center, under the direction of David Rubin, M.D., serves patients infected with the HIV virus who receive care on an outpatient basis. The Center is the only one of its kind in Queens. AIDS is only one of many specialty areas in which members of the division of infectious diseases hold expertise. The director for Infectious Disease, James Rahal, M.D., is a nationally renowned expert in the field of infection control and antibiotic drug resistance and is president of the New York Society of Infectious Diseases.
The Trude Weishaupt Memorial Satellite Dialysis Center, a program within the division of nephrology, is under the direction of Chaim Charytan, M.D. The center is at the forefront of research in this area. Dr. Charytan is president of the Renal Physicians Association.
The Department of Medicine at NYHQ is poised to meet the changing healthcare needs of Queens, greater New York, and an ever-growing international community. Our center is home to huge and varied clinical resources, as well as to the academic programs from which tomorrow’s leaders in a variety of medical disciplines will issue.
The borough of Queens, New York is a community of communities. It is home to millions of people from virtually every ethnic and cultural group of the American mosaic. Not surprisingly, this environment houses a medical program in which the clinicians and educators have extraordinary sensitivity and depth of experience.
Patients seeking medical care at NYHQ may expect expert treatment from physicians of unquestioned academic credentials, with roots in the community. Similarly, young physicians in search of graduate medical education will find few institutions that are better equipped to provide them exposure to varied clinical pathology and personal mentoring from a talented and committed staff.
Medicine is an enterprise of compassion, nurtured by science and hope. It can only achieve full flower, however, through the final and complete marriage of technology to the softer human “arts.” The Department of Medicine at NYHQ is committed to a leadership role in the age that will usher in this union.
The Hospital Medicine Service at NYHQ is designed to assist community-based primary care physicians with a combination of total inpatient care management and a higher level of service, care and coordinated communication. Hospitalists, as these inpatient care specialists are known, are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on a rotating basis, for medical consultation. These physicians work exclusively in the hospital and have no private practice activity. All patients are returned to the referring physician’s practice after discharge. Read more about the service here.
HOSPITAL MEDICINE SERVICE: 1-800-253-6076